Once the beauty of a woman depended not on how skillfully the flaws were hidden and the merits of her face or figure were emphasized, but on the health of her hair. A long thick braid could say much more than an expensive dress. Time is not worth it, beauty standards have undergone many changes, but women continue to monitor the condition of their hair with equal care. And the most common problem today is the cross section of the tips.
Why are hair split?
Under the cross section of the hair is meant such a state when the tip of the hair is split into 2 or more (less often) parts. With an insignificant proportion of damaged areas and their area, in general, their hair looks good, and you can see the split ends only by looking at them locally. When the problem becomes serious, structural disturbances are noticeable from afar. The exfoliated parts are bent, as a result of which the curls are fluffed, and the hairstyle becomes inaccurate, no matter how active it is smoothed. In addition, the whipped hair is often confused, can break off at the end or even in the middle of the curl.
There may be several prerequisites for this problem. The main one is improper care or lack thereof, as well as the detrimental effect of external factors. It contains many nuances: constant exposure to direct sunlight, wind and cold (the seasons of extreme temperatures - winter and summer - are especially dangerous), the frequent creation of ruffles (comb action against hair growth), the use of thermal devices at high power, chemical perm, the predominance of pH balance in the direction of alkali in contact with hair means, combing wet strands and many others. Even the most healthy hair at the same time, they lose their luster, become lifeless, dull, begin to exfoliate.
In addition, it is impossible to discount the innate susceptibility to the section that comes from within. Hair lacks certain nutrients, it is dry, which is especially noticeably closer to the ends, and easily stratified. In addition, owners of long (from 30 cm) hair often point out the problem of cross-section than girls with short haircuts, due to the fact that nutrient substances may not reach the ends if they are deficient, concentrating at the roots. And the longer the hair, the harder it is to keep them healthy and strong. If they are thin, inevitable breaks that occur when improperly combed, which opens the hair cuticle and provokes its separation.
Hair split: what can a hairdresser do?
The manufacturers of cosmetic hair care products offer various miracle preparations from year to year, which, according to their assertions, can save the consumer from the problem of splitting hair and return vitality to the locks in a short time. In most cases, these are various indelible emulsions and serums, after which the visually strands really look smooth and healthy, but has the problem been resolved?
Most often, after the procedure of washing the head, everything returns to the starting point, and sometimes the effect is lost even earlier. Why? If you look at the stratified hair under the lens of the microscope, you can see the real "brush": a lot of thin layers that diverge in different directions, which contributes to the corresponding unattractive look of the entire hairstyle. The cuticle is open completely, right up to the core, and it is already impossible to save it, so the only way out is to visit a hairdresser for a haircut.
Most often, the length of the cut ends is 1.5-2 cm. These areas are visible to the naked eye, since they differ from the main mass in a lighter shade. A competent specialist cuts only the damaged area, without removing the healthy part, and to avoid further stratification, the haircut is done with hot scissors. This is a longer process, as well as its cost is higher than that of a classic haircut, but with split ends it is a much more reasonable way out. This is especially true for girls whose stratification has affected the main length. As already mentioned, this type of damage is related to the opening of the cuticle, and so that the situation does not worsen, its scales must be soldered. It is not always possible to do this with a simple cut, and therefore heated blades are used.
However, thermo-hairstyle is not a complete treatment for split ends - it only eliminates the effect, but in no way affects the cause. And after 1-2 months, the tips can again exfoliate. Beauticians today offer to make the procedure of sealing scales with a special composition, however, this solution does not give a long-lasting result. The effect persists for several weeks, after which a new specialist intervention is required. And given the high cost of the service, it is not available to every woman. Therefore, after cutting with hot scissors, which will save you from stratified areas, you need to do general strengthening of the remaining length.
Split Hair: Treatment and Prevention
After the haircut, you have to take care of the remaining length in order to maximize the period until the next visit to the hairdresser. For girls with greasy and dense hair, this period can be equal to 3 months, for girls with thin and prone to dryness - 1-1.5 months. If the hair is in good condition, preventive haircut is done every six months.
- First, it is worth remembering that in case of stratification of the ends, it is necessary to forget about the thermal effect on the hair (except for hot scissors). Even at the lowest power, a hair dryer or curling iron will dry the curls, which will aggravate the problem. Refusal from dyeing, perm and other similar hairdressing services is also required.
- Secondly, attention to hair increases, which affects the increase in care procedures: masks, wraps, etc. You can find with the hairdresser the right tools among professional cosmetics, you can turn to traditional methods. For example, make masks based on base oils: almond, wheat, avocado. They are applied to the entire length without affecting the roots, after which the head is covered with a film and a warm hat or towel. After 40-50 minutes the oil is washed off.
- When the "acute stage" blowjob, and re-cutting will be dictated by the need to remove 1-2 cm in order to prevent it, it is allowed to resume the use of thermometers. However, it is necessary to choose a good protective agent that does not contain alcohol. Most often it is a cream in the tubes: sprays are mostly alcoholic.
Hair splits along the entire length: what to do?
Exfoliation of the hair along the entire length is a rare situation, but requiring more serious intervention and often causing panic in girls. After all, if you resort to the classical scheme, you will have to re-grow curls from ultrashort haircuts. Is it possible to somehow save the length?
Of course, all girls know that short but healthy strands look more attractive than long but liquid and dull. However, not everyone goes to a cardinal change of image, and psychologically with a short haircut can be uncomfortable. Therefore, in such a situation, the largest possible part of damaged hair is removed with hot scissors, after which indelible agents with silicones are included in the care. They do not have a therapeutic function, but they will be able to protect the hair from further stratification, since they will glue together cuticle scales.
In addition, the need to address the problem from the inside: the cross-section of hair along the entire length is a sign of problems with the absorption of nutrients or their deficiency. In the latter case, you have to revise your diet. It is necessary to introduce vegetable oils and fats into it, in particular - Omega 3. Flaxseed oil, used in the morning on an empty stomach of 1 tbsp., Showed itself perfectly in this matter. However, doctors warn that this practice is unacceptable for people with liver problems and biliary tract. A side effect can be nausea and pain in the right hypochondrium.
In addition, you can pick up a complex of vitamins with a medical specialist. If in the diet vitamins and microelements are balanced, but the condition of the hair does not improve, consultation of the doctor is required: a high probability of disturbance of metabolic processes, with which you will not be able to cope on your own.
What should I do if my hair is split? Cut. Remove damaged areas, reject thermal effects, in every possible way nourish them, since delamination proceeds from dryness. Be sure to protect from external factors - the scorching sun and frost. And it is also important to learn how to comb the curls: in any case not wet, giving up sharp movements. This simple algorithm will help you to preserve the beauty of your hair and return them to a healthy, well-groomed appearance, forgetting forever about the broken ends.